From Snow Job to Paint Job

We interrupt this art project to bring you some very exciting news. If this photo taken by Mike Geiger on July 27, 2011, is to be believed, our beloved Farine Five Roses sign is getting a fresh coat of paint. This is huge news: someone, somewhere in the impenetrable bureaucracies of ADM and/or Smuckers has decided they can’t pull the sign down – at least not yet. Better still, they’re actually looking after it. (Remember that they agreed to keep it lit only until it became unsafe, which to me sounded like code for “once this all blows over, we’ll claim it’s too badly rusted and pull it down anyway”.) Oh happy day.

Photo: ©2011 Full image here.